We collect over 50,000 kg of organic waste each week
Auckland’s leading compostable waste collection service
We provide a food waste collection service for Auckland businesses and homes that are not able to compost their food scraps themselves. Get on board and assist Auckland's circular economy with Auckland Recycling & Waste Solutions.
When organic waste breaks down in landfills, methane gas is produced. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and contributes significantly to climate change.
By composting organic waste, we turn it into a valuable resource used to enrich the soil. Healthy soils hold carbon in a living form and play an essential role in our local food production.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WASTE
First, we collect your compostable waste and then we take it to a large-scale compost facility in Tuakau. Here, the compostable waste is mixed with about 10 times as much green waste, mulched together, and then laid out into long piles called 'air-assisted windrows'. The organic waste is blasted with hot air (around 75 degrees), which breaks the waste down over about 9 weeks! After maturing, the fresh compost is then distributed to farms in the Pukekohe and Bombay areas. We collect over 50,000 kg of organic waste each week - is it time we collect yours?
WHEELIE BIN SIZES - 80L, 120L & 240L
Suitable for hospitality businesses and offices. To keep the bins nice and clean, we provide a compostable bin liner that we replace at every empty. Collections are scheduled to suit your requirements.
BIN SIZE - 660L & 1100L
Suitable for large offices and businesses. These bins are ideal for paper hand towel collections and large volumes of compostable packaging. These large bins can't be used with bin liners; therefore, the waste must be bagged in compostable bags or just loose paper towels or packaging. Not suitable for heavy food waste only sites.
WHEELIE BIN - 80L
Bin rental and a fresh compostable liner on each empty are included.
LARGE KITCHEN CADDY - 23L
Great for staff lunchrooms and busy homes. Purchase, delivery and weekly collection service. Kerbside collection service only. NB: No bin liner with caddy.
SMALL KITCHEN CADDY - 7L
No collection service with this caddy. Use the caddy to collect your food scraps and then transfer them to a bigger bin. Purchase and delivery only. NB: No bin liner with caddy.
WHAT WASTE CAN GO INTO YOUR COMPOSTABLE BIN?
Fruits & vegetables
Plants & flowers
Approved compostable packaging
Eggshells, nutshells (and their paper cartons)
Pasta & rice
Breads & grains
Teabags, coffee grinds & filters
Paper bags, towels & newspapers
Uncoated paper plates & napkins
Polystyrene or plastic wrap
Boxes or cartons
Plastic food containers
Bottles or jars
Aluminium or metal cans
Meat, fish & dairy
Shells & bones
EVENT WASTE COLLECTIONS
From weddings through to school galas and mega-events, we'll bespoke a collection service including bin delivery, rental and collection.
We collect three streams — compostables, commingle recycling and rubbish.
GREEN WASTE COLLECTIONS
WHEELIE BIN - 240L
One collection per month
Residential service only.
Suitable for grass clippings, tree trimmings, and weeds to be composted.
Our standard bin service is emptied on a monthly cycle but can be amended to suit your requirements.